Go walking around Limerick

LIMERICK Civic Trust have launched five brand new Limerick City Walking Tours with a reception at the Georgian House, Pery Square this Tuesday.

LIMERICK Civic Trust have launched five brand new Limerick City Walking Tours with a reception at the Georgian House, Pery Square this Tuesday.

Deputy Mayor Cllr Michael Hourigan and Civic Trust deputy chairman Billy Peacock officially launched the tours, which will see highly-qualified guides “take you on a tour of historic Limerick”.

The five new tours will take in the Georgian Quarter, People’s Park, Georgian House and Garden, the North Munster Masonic Lodge and Medieval Englishtown, the latter commencing at the Bishops’ Palace.

The Civic Trust also launched a brand new website to herald the tours, and Kate Harrold, assistant manager of the trust, said that the non-profit organisation are hoping the tours will “take off”.

“The launch was to introduce people to the tours, tour operators, tourist officers, local hotels, businesses and community groups,” explained Ms Harrold.

“All of the guides are qualified and the information that you would get would be very high quality, but we will also tailor the tours for primary schools, it is for every age group and it will introduce you a little bit more to the city,” she added.

The tours will take place initially on a Tuesday and Thursday, with any other day available by appointment.

“We will see how they run and if there is a big takeup, we will expand and we are thinking of other tours that we would be able offer as well, so this is a starting point,” she added.

See www.limerickcivictrust.ie for more details.